We look forward to seeing you onboard

Onboard Electra

Electra is one of the first all-electric community narrowboats in the country, giving guests the unique experience of gliding along the water. Take relaxed time out in nature; see the city landscape, art and parks from a different angle, and find out about the BMK Waterway Park at its starting point in Milton Keynes. Sit at large picture windows, stand out under the covered bow, and enjoy a little something from our small Galley Bar, or a tasty treat on a cruise with catering.

The name Electra means ‘shining light’.  Electra was the goddess of sea clouds, in which lightning is often seen, so it seemed a great choice for an all-electric boat and its sparky volunteer team.


Devon or Cornwall: you choose
whether it’s cream or jam first!
Get a great view of canal wildlife
as you glide quietly along.
Electra’s lift for wheelchairs
up to 700mm wide.
Down the hatch!
Electra’s electric motor.

Images Gill Prince Photography


To view how Electra was constructed at Colecraft click the Electra Construction button.

What our customers say

  • star rating  Wonderful afternoon cruise along the river ouse Lovely friendly staff all covid precautions in place Very tasty afternoon tea Thank you to all concerned Mum loved it for her birthday


    star rating  A lovely way to spend a couple of hours, the free were really friendly, welcoming and interesting. Very COVID secure.

  • star rating  What can I say, had the boat on a charter and what a great day we've had. Boat was lovely and the crew even better, all volunteers with a real... read more

    Carl S

    star rating  A pleasant trip along the river with a very average "cream tea" consisting of only one scone//jam/cream on paper plates including the cup of tea, all pre-packed and covered in... read more

  • star rating  What a fabulous trip the Soul Cruise was from start to finish ! Had so much fun dancing & singing to some excellent tunes from the 2 master DJ’s... read more

    Mandy A.